This 2020, the seven seas are about to grow up. Enter: Virgin's new adult only cruise ship. After changing the face of trains and aviation, founder Richard Branson is making a splash with his latest announcement – and the announcement was anything but subtle. Branson and Virgin CEO Tom McAlpin descended from a 200-foot crane onto a stage with The Rolling Stones blasting. They then welded coins into the keel and revealed a glimpse into the new vessel.
With three vessels in total (the second will come in 2021, the third in 2022), the sea won't be the same after Virgin Voyages set sail.
VENUE TYPE: Boat / Yacht / Yacht Club
In the realm of all things trendy, plants have reigned supreme as the decor pièce de résistance in homes as well as at weddings and events. From party-favor-sized succulents to lush foliage tablescapes, all things green have secured their spot at the top of every party thrower’s wish list. Who’s leading the plant powered charge? Palms. They have been incorporated into all elements of design in the most creative ways, proving they’re not going anywhere soon ensuring all other flora species are green with envy.
From tropical cake toppers to palm adorned ceremony arches, even the colder seasons ahead can’t stop this movement. Forget the frost with all things warm and sunny this fall-winter or add a hint of glint with metallic painted fronds. Use this visual guide as a roadmap to inspire your next unbe-leaf-able gathering of any size, type or temperature.
Celebrate your birthday on the water and explore the rich nature of Australia’s coast. Pennicott Wilderness Journeys helps you flirt with monumental sea stacks, caves, cliffs and dolphins so that you can experience where the land meets the sea the adventurous way. These tours are categorized as a breathtaking must-do if you find yourself down under and have a love affair with the glassy and rhythmic sea.
Experience the sublime and usher in another year!
Photography by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
If you find yourself vacationing in Ibiza, the nightlife island of the Mediterranean Sea just off the coast of Spain, a boat cruise needs to be on your to-do list. Rent a sailboat, catamaran, yacht or speedboat for the day and sip champagne, throw a Hermes scarf around your neck and let the wind hit your cheeks.
Spain’s new charter boat service, Charteralia, has 45 different vessels for you to choose from. A day out on the Mediterranean Sea, watching the energy of Ibiza from the ocean is what we call an ideal vacation.
"My passion for traveling grew out of a profound love for aviation. I loved planes, airports and the whole traveling experience from the moment I started traveling by air at a very young age. Fast forward a number of years and I was in college in LA and could see all these big planes flying in to LAX from all over the world, I started thinking that I really needed to get onboard one of these magnificent machines and fly somewhere far outside the US border (which I had done, but it had been a long time). However, since I was in college and had limited funds for far flung international air travel, I discovered the ability to use credit cards to earn tons of miles and points which could be redeemed for aspirational travel experiences." says Ian. Fast forward again, after a number of successful trips financed almost entirely with miles, he was hooked. Couple the passion for traveling with a growing interest in video production, Ian started making videos each time he would go somewhere so that he could share those experiences with others. Documenting his experiences became second nature and sharing his tips and tricks eventually evolved into his new company, Capture Unlimited. Keep scrolling for the deets on of his latest adventure.
Credits: Ian Agrimis
What prompted this trip?
Ian: This recent trip to Asia was prompted by a sudden realization that there would be a significant amount of time that everyone was free and that the next time that might be the case was unknown. A few calls to a travel agent confirmed space was available on this river boat during the same time everyone was free and the rest is history.